Briefs: Local Health April 28, 2009

Free class slated on using essential oils

• A free educational class to help mothers use essential oils during illness will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 5 at Mesa Mall Community Center.
The seminar will help people learn how to use essential oils to fight colds, flu, earaches, infections, fevers, viruses, headaches and more.
For information, contact 270-6638 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Hilltop program receives accreditation

• Hilltop Community Resources’ Life Adjustment Program (LAP) was awarded a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
To receive the accreditation, Hilltop went through a peer review process and demonstrated to a team of on-site surveyors that its programs and services meet certain quality and accountability standards.
The LAP program has served adults with traumatic brain injuries for nearly 30 years.

Program tells of services for the blind

• A free INSIGHT meeting will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday at The Commons’ library, 625 27 1/2 Road.
The meeting provides blind residents in Grand Junction with information about local services. Linda Taylor, executive director for the Center of Independence, leads the program.
For information, call 248-7107 or 256-1811.

Workshop covers weight management

• A free wellness workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the DoubleTree Hotel.
Mesa County Health Department and St. Mary’s Hospital will present the workshop that will give people tools and strategies for managing weight.
The topics covered Friday will include childhood obesity, surgeries for obesity, managing obesity, improving health, whole grains, social wellness and fitness tips.

MRI accreditation earned by practice

• Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates was awarded a three-year accreditation in MRI from the American College of Radiology.
To receive the accreditation, the practice was evaluated by peers who assessed the facility and the health-care providers who practice there.

Yard sale raises funds for Relay for Life

• Support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life by attending a yard sale set for Saturday .
The yard sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Daily Sentinel parking lot, 734 S. Seventh St.
Proceeds from the sale go to Relay for Life.


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